After working here at Villanova University for six years I decided to get my M.S. in Counseling and Human Relations. What I found working in the University’s Office of Financial Assistance as an Assistant Director is that the best part of my day is talking with students about their careers, family life and counseling them on how to make the best decision financially and sometimes socially and personally. It is amazing how talking about affording college can lead into so many other life conversations. My first experience in counseling was working as a peer advisor as an undergraduate and my experience at Villanova just confirmed my joy of helping others figure out life’s issues. Being an adult student is difficult with a family and an existing career but all the faculty and staff in the Education Department have been great and I’m eagerly awaiting my spring practicum experience. Thus far, every professor that I have had the opportunity to learn from has been genuinely interested in not just my growth professionally and academically but they care just as much about my personal growth. In talking with colleagues in the high school setting I am positive that my education from Villanova’s Counseling and Human Relations Master’s program will prepare me for the next step in my career.